By Curtis Morton
The youthful BVI Basketball team, had a very successful tour of Nevis, over the last weekend.
On the evening of Friday 9th March, the visitors totally dominated the ST. George’s under 16 team, with a score line of 103 to 49. The match was played at the Church ground hard court.
First quarter BVI 26 St. Georges U16 17
Second Quarter BVI 27 St. Georges U16 11
Third quarter BVI 29 St. Georges U16 11
Fourth quarter BVI 21 St. Georges U16 10
Half time score 53-28 in favor of BVI
BVI 103 points
Nixon Hamilton 10poi 19reb 2ass 4ste 2b/s 2 of 2 free throw made 3turnovers
Elroy Bollers 16poi 12reb 2ass 8ste 1b/s 2 of 5 free throw made 9 turnovers
Noel McKelley 26poi 2reb 4ass 5ste 1 of 3 free throw made 4turnovers
Diorys Luis 18poi 5reb 3ass 7ste 0 of 2 free throw 5turnovers
St. Georges U16 49 points
Ryan Challenger 14poi 2reb 1ass 3ste 1b/s 5 of 10 free throw made 5turnovers
Tyreek Freeman 7poi 13reb 1ass 1ste 1 of 2 free throw made 7turnovers
Kejarie Huggins 7poi 4reb 3ass 1 of 2 free throw made 2turnovers
Udell Griffin 10poi 7reb 1 of 3 free throw made 2turnovers
The action continued on Saturday 10th March and a very good crowd was on hand. In the preliminary game of the evening two local teams, matched their skills against each other.
Ole Skool edged out Bronx Crisis in what proved to be an excitingly close encounter.
The scoreline was:
Ole Skool 64 Bronx Crisis 61
First quarter Bronx Crisis 15 Ole Skool 9
Second quarter Ole Skool 19 Bronx Crisis 14
Third quarter Ole Skool 18 Bronx Crisis 16
Fourth quarter Ole Skool 19 Bronx Crisis 15
Half time score 29-28 in favor of Bronx Crisis
Ole Skool 64 points
Shawn Forbes 16poi 11reb 2ass 2ste 1 of 3 free throw made 2turnovers
Robert Scott 27poi 5reb 1ass 1ste 4 of 7 free throw made 5turnovers
Vance Allen 13poi 4reb 3ass 4ste 3 of 6 free throw made 6turnovers
Shevon Browne 6poi 4reb 2ass 1ste 2turnovers
Bronx Crisis 61 points
Matthew Harding 18poi 11reb 3ass 1 of 3 free throw made 3turnovers
Dwayne Warner 15poi 1reb 2ass 2ste 1turnover 2 of 3 free throw made 3turnovers
Kelvin Bramble 12poi 7reb 1ass 2ste 1b/s 5turnovers
Kevin Franklin 6poi 9reb 4ass 1b/s 2 of 2 free throw made 2 turnovers
Then, in the feature match of the evening, the BVI team whipped a mixed Nevis youth team 90 to 56.
This match had a few distasteful moments, as the BVI’s head coach had to be removed from the bench after verbally abusing the referee, due to a travelling call on one of his players.
After a long delay, the game was allowed to continue.
BVI 90 to Nevis Mix 56
First quarter BVI 24 Nevis Mix 13
Second Quarter BVI 27 Nevis Mix 11
Third quarter BVI 23 Nevis Mix 12
Fourth quarter Nevis Mix 20 BVI 16
Half time score 51-24 in favor of BVI
BVI 90 points
Nixon Hamilton 27poi 11reb 8ass 2ste 3b/s 1 of 2 free throw made 1turnover
Noel McKelley 25poi 10reb 7ass 2ste 3 of 6 free throw made 3turnovers
Elroy Bollers 7poi 14reb 6ass 2ste 3 of 4 free throw made 2turnovers
Diorys Luis 11poi 10reb 2ass 2ste 3 of 4 free throw made
Nevis Mix 56 points
Kareem Parry 13poi 6reb 4ass 2ste 2b/s 5 of 5 free throw made 6turnovers
Thabiti Abrams 15poi 4reb 1ass 2ste 1b/s 1 of 2 free throw made 2turnovers
Trevorne Simmonds 10poi 8reb 1ass 4ste 2b/s 1 of 2 free throw made 4turnovers
Azaan Liburd 4poi 1reb 3ass 3ste 1turnovers 2 of 4 free throw made 3turnovers